Tree Transplantation in Visakhapatnam
By: Oindrila Bhattacharyya
Urban areas are seeing deforestation on large scale destroying homes of birds and animals and also removing the purifiers of polluted city air.
Over the last 30 years, forests nearly two-thirds the size of Haryana have been lost to encroachments (15,000 sq km) and 23,716 industrial projects (14,000 sq km), according to government data (2016), and artificial forests cannot be replacements, as the government acknowledged.
This tree was cut many times and finally, it could no longer maintain its strength and was totally uprooted a few days back in Visakhapatnam.
The horticulture department came and cut the tree and took it away leaving the huge trunk behind. Inspite of having crane, lorry and Everything, they refused to transplant the tree in their nursery.
But we could not let the tree die.
We contacted the Forest Department and the District Forest Officer provided us with three people. We took our van and somehow managed to get a few more people and after working for an hour together we were able to put the tree in the car. Next, we transplanted it in the Forest Area of Kambalakonda.
The work was extremely difficult to manually lift such a huge tree and then drive with it for such a long distance. But we did it with Strength of Nature again proving that if WE WILL WE CAN SAVE NATURE ALONG WITH DEVELOPMENT.